Monday, June 04, 2007

Odds and Ends

[Wolf Blitzer] Okay everyone, raise your hand if you want a roundup of news [/Wolf Blitzer]

Bad news for the administration's draconian Guantanamo policies: "A US military judge Monday dismissed murder charges against Omar Khadr, a Canadian Al-Qaeda foot-soldier captured in Afghanistan, arguing he did not have the jurisdiction to try him... [The judge] found that when Khadr was reviewed for the only time by a so-called Combatant Status Review Tribunal (CSRT) in September 2004, he was classed under the old definition used at Guantanamo of 'enemy combatant.' The MCA was clear that the new military commissions now in use 'shall have no jurisdiction over lawful enemy combatants,' shall as those fighting in uniform for a recognized state, the judge said."

Hopefully, this turn of events'll make our courts to take another look at Guantanamo policy.

Meanwhile, President Bush is at the G-8 summit in Germany amidst many protests.

And considering all the fancy talk on global warming the White House threw out before the summit, I'm sure they wanted to avoid headlines like this: "The Bush administration is drastically scaling back efforts to measure global warming from space, just as the president tries to convince the world the U.S. is ready to take the lead in reducing greenhouse gases." Call them the Ostrich Administration.

Back in Washington DC, Rep. William 'Dollar Bill' Jefferson (D-LA) is finally indicted after a long corruption investigation. He is being charged with 16 federal crimes, including racketeering, soliciting bribes and money-laundering.

Speaker Pelosi has responded to this. Forget talk, Nancy, kick this fool out ASAP.

Finally, have you fucked a senior DC official? Larry Flynt's offering $1 million for your story.

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